Winter support and coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities throughout winter. The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant. Check the guidance on GOV.UK for what this means for you.

Book park and countryside family activities

Delve into our treasure trove of fun activities for the kids throughout the seasons.


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Our annual outdoor events programme is packed with fun, educational activities for families and children.

Explore our countryside sites with the rangers and take part in den building, pond dipping, evening bat spotting and more. You can also find self-led family trails during the school holidays.

There’s plenty of space for the little ones to stretch their legs in the beautiful surroundings of Colchester's natural habitats.

Book your activities

Park and countryside family and children’s activities 2021




Christmas self-guided trails - High Woods Country Park
18 and 19 December 2021, 11am - 3pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
£1 per trail sheet
Family Activity. No need to book

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the following events have been cancelled:


Woodland Wreath Making Children’s Event
21 December 2021, 10.30am to 12.30pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
Join us in the woods for a morning of fun, making winter wreaths from natural material out in the woodland. This event takes place outdoors. Suitable for ages 4+.
Adults: Free
Children: £5.50

New Year's day walk - High Woods Country Park 
January 2021, 11am - 1pm
High Woods Country Park, meet outside the Visitor Centre
£5 per person
Family Activity. No need to book.

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